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The Enright Files on Reconciliation, Redress & Restitution for Canada's First Nations

The legacy of colonization, dispossession and residential schools remain all too palpable for many of Canada's First Nations. On this edition of The Enright Files, some prominent Indigenous Canadians discuss the wounds still afflicting First Nations people, the ways they need the government and Canadians at large to make amends, and the hopes they have for the future.
A group of female students and a nun pose in a classroom at Cross Lake Indian Residential School in Cross Lake, Man., in a February 1940 archive photo. (Library and Archives Canada)
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The legacy of colonization, dispossession and residential schools remain all too palpable for many of Canada's First Nations. On this edition of The Enright Files, some prominent Indigenous Canadians discuss the wounds still afflicting First Nations people, the ways they need the government and Canadians at large to make amends, and the hopes they have for the future. 




Guests in this episode: 

  • Mr. Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
     
  • Taiaiake Alfred, Director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria
     
  • Lee Maracle, novelist and author of Ravensong and Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel
     
  • Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada

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